For this ride you ride leader will be Paul Dresser with Martin Pettitt as tail ender. The route has been done before and is one of our longer ‘all day’ rides. Unfortunately the most efficient way of getting to the lakes and doing it within the day is to go straight out on the A65.
For now and until further guidance number limited to 6, will advise if this changes.
There has already been significant interest in this ride. I will be running a recce ride on the 12th September so would be happy for a limited number of qualified Advanced Riders to join me. It would be hoped that some people wanting to come on the ride would join me on the 12th freeing up space for associates and other members on the 27th, Please contact me at email@example.com to let me know.
If we set off at 9.30am then we should hit the Devils Bridge first stop for 10.30 am. There is a coffee/sandwich van and toilets over the Bridge. A popular bikers stop so there should be a few bikes there. If anybody wants to meet us there they can join the ride from that point. Please let me know.
Next stop is Lakeland Motor Museum, it’s a short hop from Devils Bridge and we should be there before noon. This will give us enough time for a walk around the museum before lunch in the excellent cafe. Entry to the museum is £9 (https://www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk/). There is advanced booking only to the museum so numbers will need to be advised in advance.
From there we head up around the back of Windermere towards Ambleside, running back down the other side, through Kendal, Sedburgh to Hawes, re-fuelling just outside Windermere. Due to the length of the ride I plan a rest/toilet stop at Hawes.
From there we head back through the Dales via Ribblehead viaduct, Horton In Ribblesdale, Grassington, Pateley Bridge, finishing the ride at Ripley around 4.30 pm.
GPX File : Here (click this link and in the new page right click on ‘lakes-ride’ and save link as)